Last year more than one million applications and Google Play games landed in the Chromebooks. The operating system Chrome OS It is able to run native applications for Android and during this 2017 thanks to Android 7.1 Nougat will offer full support to the floating windows mode.
Currently Chrome OS integrates Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the compatibility of applications, a version of the operating system that does not support multi-window, with what the Chromebooks are limited to a fixed size or screen full of Android applications, without the possibility of power Resize windows, something that will happen very soon When you get Android Nougat Chrome OS.
7.1 Android on Chrome OS
Through the Canary channel of Chrome OS have known as Google is already integrating Android 7.1.1 in the next version of Chrome OS to offer the experience complete windows we already know in other operating systems such as Windows, Linux or macOS.
Android Nougat supports floating windows mode, but at the moment no device has it turned on by default, and everything points to that the Chromebooks they will be the first devices to use the Freeform of Nougat.
This means that very soon the Chromebooks can change the size of Android applications to better adjust the distribution of all your open windows, as in any desktop operating system. It would no longer have the limitation of fixed size. As we can see in the image above, a user has changed the size of the three windows you had open.
So far, Google has always defended that Android and Chrome OS will coexist together, but will have to see what happens when it appears in scene Andromeda, that version of Android that it seems that you will have a desktop interface to conquer the convertible and portable tablets.